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  1. Don't bother looking for value in the mainland stock market

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland There's been a lot of chatter lately about the mainland stock market, with analysts debating whether A shares are good value after their recent falls. But anyone tempted to buy on the grounds that mainland stocks look cheap is playing the game by the wrong rules. Valuation has very little to do with the A share market's performance. Recently that performance ...

  2. Stock market turnover dives as traders take to the sidelines

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra Bear market volume hits 9-month low amid lack of direction Trading interest in the local stock exchange dried up this week as investors refused to gamble on volatile stocks ... they have had their pick of negative news. The arrest of more than 20 employees at securities firms for allegedly phoney stock warrant deals was the latest in a string of negative market headlines. ...

  3. Stock market reaches record high

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... have been pumped into the local stock market. Increasing numbers of people from all walks of life are investing in the stock market. With mainland companies registering impressive gains ... are confident that the stock market has rebounded from the nadir of the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Across the border, the successive bull runs (a large volume of investment) on the Shanghai ...

  4. Ex-regulator rules out stock market bubble

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... developed in the mainland's stock market, even amid measures taken by the authorities to prevent its bursting. Zhou Zhengqing, the former chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, said the current development of the stock market was basically healthy and government officials were adopting a cautious approach. His remarks came as the stock market regulator yesterday ...

  5. Stock market gains of the past year cannot be repeated

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of the financial crisis for the Hong Kong stock market exactly 12 months ago. It was a Black Monday if ever there was one. The Hang Seng Index plunged a gut-wrenching 15.4 per cent from the previous close ... market's resilience as a powerfully bullish signal. Since then, global investors have poured hundreds of billions of Hong Kong dollars into stocks listed in the city, powering an impressive run-up ...

  6. MPF suffers loss on fall in stock markets

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The Mandatory Provident Fund suffered a loss of 0.11 per cent in the second quarter because of the poor performance of the stock market, according to Standard & Poor's Fund Services. Global stock markets slumped by double digits during the quarter, wiping out most of the its early gains, S&P said. 'In our opinion, as world central banks tightened, we ...

  7. Public shied from stock market in dismal first half, says SFC report

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Institutional investors remained active while retail investors shied away from the stock market in the first half of this year, according to the Securities and Futures Commission. The SFC's first-half market review shows that institutional brokers- those serving institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies and mutual funds- saw their share ...

  8. ECIC loses $10.4m on stock market in 2002

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The insurer still records a 114 per cent surge in net profits Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corp (ECIC) had its fingers burnt last year, losing $10.49 million on the stock market ... in stocks, cash and bonds. ECIC commissioner Cheung Kam-kay said the corporation adopted a diversified and cautious investment strategy, investing 44 per cent of the reserve in bonds, 36 per cent ...

  9. Stock market slump no surprise in China's 'big casino'

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... wheel turns up black, but you really cannot pretend to be surprised. Much the same applies to China's stock markets, which remain just as much of a gambling den today as they were back ... depositors are effectively losing money. Far from seeming irrational, putting money into fast-rising stocks looks like the sensible option. It is no wonder prices have soared. Of course, when markets ...

  10. Sharp fall in director transactions mirrors drop in stock market

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Directors turned cautious last week with a steep drop in the number of transactions based on filings to the stock exchange. Insiders racked up a paltry 53 purchases and 33 sales against the previous week's 99 acquisitions and 44 disposals. The drop in the trading activity coincided with the 356.95-point fall in the market last week to 15,445.05 points. One of the top buyers ...




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